I missed the comment period so won’t make any recommendations, but will support the proposal given the team was responsive to right-sizing the proposal and I generally think Rocketpool is a positive force for the ecosystem / staking as a service offering.
As alluded to by others, it would be great to see future grants more focused on incentives for or marketing of rETH DeFi / general use cases on Optimism so users can earn yield on rETH and do more with the assets (which hopefully drives dedicated users to rETH and to Optimism).
Voted yes - This proposal will drive ecosystem growth. I would prefer if there were matching incentives but I appreciate you reducing the amount requested. Thank you for the well thought out proposal and incorporating feedback!
Access to Ethereum staking on Optimism is essential, and the concession made in $OP requested in lieu of co-incentives is reasonable, easy For. Somewhat unrelated to this proposal, would still like to see some liquidity on Uniswap V3, though.
I’m voting yes on this proposal. I like that Rocket Pool is open source, non-custodial, and already has 1200+ permissionless node operators. I also like that there will at least be a governance vote to potentially provide co-incentives.
Rocket pool has a large name and known for being open source and their staking pools. This is a great way to support liquidity in the op ecosystem. The duration of 6 months is a suitable amount of time too.
My vote is FOR
I LOVE ROCKET POOL also if this proposal pass I will create a video content that describes how to make some OP by depositing your rETH and WETH into liquidation pools on Optimism. they are helping individuals also Ethereum
Currently we see it as reasonable to support initiatives that indirectly diversify the current state of staking options in Ethereum, and Rocket Pool is a good example. Liquidity Bootstrapping is an obvious step and we are grateful that Rocket Pool has taken our considerations into account to adjust the amount requested.
OP distribution: Appropriate
Co-incentives: Not confirmed
Impact in LATAM: Neutral
Tips: maintaining rETH liquidity over time in favor of new integrations and use cases is a clear challenge, let us know how we can help (with due pros and cons) in this regard.
@langers can you provide a Telegram handle or other contact method so the Optimism team can get in touch about paying out this grant! Feel free to comment on this thread, DM, or email email@example.com
Rocket Pool is without a doubt the single best liquid staking solution for Ethereum. Very happy to see this!
They have a remarkable team, code is opensource so any vulnerabilities are much likely to be discovered and addressed in a dramatically faster form than conpared to projects that choose to keep their source code hidden.
Perhaps more important is that Rocket Pool is also leading the charge on decentralization.
Lido, on the other hand is quite different here, and although I think Lido is still a net positive, if you believe that having 24 validators means they are decentralized; more study on what makes a protcol resistant to censorship is needed.
Rocket Pool will winout in the end in this niche, as the collective drive for freedom enabled by web3 - that can only be attained through real decentralization - is perhaps the most powerful rocket fuel in the world.